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Innovation Hubs Proving Reliable Way to Stimulate Tech Economy in Africa

As Africa's emerging technology ecosystem grows, innovation and entrepreneurship are taken on a bigger role. Innovation hubs in particular have been a major force for the existing major hubs in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, and the same model is proving equally important in the emerging tech centers on the continent.

South Africa Adds Steel Tariffs to Protect Local Industry

Responding to concerns about the potential collapse of South Africa's steel industry, the government of South Africa has instituted a number of new measures to help support it. These include new tariffs on imported steel products.

South Africa To Address Cash-in-Transit Heists

South Africa is taking serious the recent uptick in cash-in-transit heists in the country. Its Portfolio Committee will describe 7 priorities to attempt to deal with the problem during a public hearing to be held in Parliament on June 13.

40 Biggest Mining Companies Grew at 23% in 2017, per PwC Report

During the Junior Mining Indaba conference held on June 5 in Johannesburg, PwC said that the world's 40 biggest mining companies grew faster than most industries in 2017. The total revenue for that group rose 23 percent to $600 billion last year. This has major implications for continuing investments in Africa's booming mining industry.

Agri SA Sets Up Dedicated Water Desk for Farmers In South Africa

As part of a set of actions to deal with drought in South Africa, Agri SA, the South African government agency supporting agriculture, announced it has set up a dedicated Water Desk to focus on ensuring equitable access to water for farmers across South Africa.

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